Urban Swaras Starting Line RUn 684 @ Ngong, Matasia Loop

Who said town runs are boring?! Not us! We took a fabulous spin around the city for this run, nipping in and out of main roads, finding nifty little short cuts (and long cuts) across familiar routes, and enjoying a quiet Saturday morning city under the sun. Not to mention the delicious breakfast at Cellar’s Grill! See the Starting Line for some photo highlights:

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This week’s run: Matasia Loop, Ngong

We are running in Ngong this week, from the Ngong County Offices at the foot of the Ngong Hills, and we will be exporing Matasia and loop de looping around the area. Prepare for a majority trail, hot, and dusty run, that you won’t forget. See the Starting Line for full info and how to register:

Kilimanjaro Marathon 2023

The Kili Marathon 2023 is taking place on Sunday 26th February. This is a HUGE deal for the Nairobi running community, and usually sees hundreds of Kenyan runners cross the border to run. Register right away here: (the 21 and 42km are now full).

We as Urban Swaras try to help give everyone the best experience by helping to arrange transport and accommodation. To this end we have arranged the following (read carefully, the questions you have are all answered below)!:

  1. Transport by return shuttle with Impala Shuttle. Leaving Nairobi Saturday morning 6am from Parkside Hotel Monrovia Street. You will dropped at your hotel, if you are staying at a Swara Hotel. Return shuttle is 4,000ksh, or 2,000ksh one-way. Please make payment to Buy Goods Till Number 5360791 (Impala Shuttle) then call/text/Whatsapp +254 727 377 771 or +254 710 354 845 with your name, whether a single or return journey, indicating that you are with the Urban Swara Running Club, and desired dates of travel. Return travel options are Sunday afternoon (after the race) or Monday morning.
  2. All Swara rooms are now booked, and we ask that those on the list sent last week pay right away to confirm their bookings. Payments must be made by Tuesday 7th February 12pm or they will be released to other runners. See below for payment information: We recommend using the m pesa app to pay, using M-Pesa Global, or dial *840# to opt in to M Pesa global without the app. LUTHERAN UHURU HOSTEL – M PESA GLOBAL Vodacom Send money: +255752347849 (Idda shirima).Single: 90,000 TSH Double/Twin: 130,000 TSH for the whole room. KILIMANJARO SAFARI LODGE – M PESA GLOBAL Vodacom send money: +255755 692905 (Aggrey Sawaya). Single: 60,000 TSH Triple: 95,000 TSH for the whole room. GOLDEN VIEW HOTEL: M PESA GLOBAL Vodacom Send money: +255759 878 065 (Hakili Simon Vigelo) Single: 100,000 TSH Twin/Double: 150,000 TSH for the whole room. PLEASE NOTE COSTS ARE PER NIGHT.
  3. Bibs will be collected in Moshi, and will be ready for collection at the Lutheran Uhuru Hotel from Saturday (the day before the race) at the latest. You must provide your bib number in advance, so please provide it as you complete the form here.